Agents of Socialization

Family

My family taught me a lot about socialization. When I was little I first spoke Macedonian because that's all my parents spoke to me and for me to be able to communicate with all the other people they taught me English. Growing up I learned and spoke both languages since it was different with who i used each with talking to people. My church and religion is very important to my parents which is also important to me because that's what i grew up knowing that we go every Sunday.Our beliefs are that we celebrate Christmas and Easter when "american" people do but, we also have our days that it's Macedonian Christmas and are acknowledged but nothing for it. I always know to respect and go along with my religion and to respect my church. A big thing out of respect to my parents that  it is always to respect my elders doesn't matter if they're family or not. When I would be disrespectful they'd sit me down and have a nice  long talk about how I should never do that. I always watched barney and that show taught me how other kids shared, played, were nice to one another. That's how i got along with kids i saw that and all the kids on that show showed my the right ways. Barney was not just a thing to watch my parents loved for me to watch and see how I should be. Most of all my family has always valued being together and to always love one another.

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School

School also played an important role in my socialization level. When I was little and you'd start school even now you walk into class and see a lot of new faces some you know and others you will be meeting for the first time. A classroom and a teachers goal especially when you're in elementary school is to always work together with kids on everything that's why partners and little small groups are always what they want us doing. Now it still is something but it wasn't as big as it would be before. The reason it helps kids at a young age is because it gets us to all meet and get to know new people and for us to be open to other peoples perspective, the way they do things, it was diversity that even building a puzzle you work with someone that may have a completely different way of doing that activity. Schools keep us very organized and structured in everything we do. Walking in a straight line in elementary school, in middle school and high school walking on your side, not going up and down the wrong steps. Another way we are organized having a bell schedule, knowing where and when that class is every single day and it becomes routine to just do that. It helps teach us that being on time is important because if you aren't you'd be late, and just being organized makes things go a lot smoother and easier. Going through school magic school bus also taught us how to do things, when we were in situations dealing with people that don't do things like we do but, saw how it was okay to try and look at new ways in doing those things.

Agents of Socialization
Peer Groups

Now that I am in high school my peers influence my socialization the most at this point. My parents were big roles in that growing up but, now that i can make my own decisions i look more to my friends. Being around peers you tend to do a lot of the same things they do, and just having those people to go to concerts, the mall, text/talk to every night or those ones you see everyday help you socialize so much with others because you're used to that. It gets you to act, talk, and the comfort of having them around helps also. Not only do close friends help, being in clubs with other people that you wouldn't normally hangout with or talk to it makes you open up and meet them. I was in link crew which welcomed incoming freshmen, but before they came we all played games and were partnered up with people randomly and got to spend some time getting to know and work together makes you not so comfortable because you don't know them. But the plus side you gain more knowledge into being socially with other people not like you. The video of the peer pressure is just a huge example during the years with your peers, not giving into drinking at a party because you'll get in trouble, being mean to someone just because your friend told you too, acting just like them and not yourself. Peer pressure i feel makes you think that's the way you open up but half the time you aren't yourself just acting like someone else. Being with peers helps you talk and be more open to others' and also teaches you who and how to interact with people as well.

Agents of Socialization
Mass Media


Mass media has a big role to everyone growing up. The big social media like twitter, instagram, and facebook are very common and almost everyone has at least two of those if not all three. Everyone looks at that and when I see that it makes me look and i can really disagree or agree with what people say on there. This is more for girls with looking at magazines it makes a lot of people insecure and when i look at certain ones' it makes me want to look like them and i take what they wear and try to wear what they do by looking for that type of stuff. Watching movies for example like mean girls makes me look and see how not to act towards girls with what they did having that burn book, it's real the way those actors feel and really act. That's why i don't believe treating people like that is right at all. Music does play a big part just by the way it makes me feel, the song i picked is just one that gets me in a good mood and something that makes me dance when I hear it.

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